Pashtoon singer arrested after a video of firing viraled on social media
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police arrested Pashto singer Neelum Gul on a charge of resorting to aerial firing in Mardan, on Thursday.
According to the police, she indulged in aerial firing to celebrate purchasing a new car.
The singer was arrested after a video of her firing the gun into the air went viral on social media platforms, they said, adding a pistol was recovered from her possession.
The third clause of the ‘Prohibition of Firing and Use of Explosive Substances at Marriage and Other Ceremonies Act, 1988’ bars firing on any occasion.
The clause states: “firing and the use of explosive substances on marriages or other such ceremonies, including political receptions or processions or stray firing at a public place is prohibited”. All violators “shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to Rs10,000 or both.”
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold for knockdown price
Michael Jackson’s famed Neverland Ranch in California has finally sold, more than 10 years after the death of the pop star.
Billionaire investor Ron Burkle, a former family friend of Jackson, recently bought the sprawling 2,700 acre (1,100 hectare) estate, his spokesman said on Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal said the estate, which was renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch several years ago, sold for $22 million according to public records. In 2015, the asking price was $100 million and in 2017 it was re-listed for $67 million.
Burkle’s spokesman said the businessman saw the investment as a land banking opportunity. He spotted the estate from the air while looking at another location and contacted Tom Barrack, the founder of real estate investment company Colony Capital LLC, to seal the sale. The ranch was off the market at the time.
Jackson, who died from an overdose of the anesthetic Propofol in 2009 at age 50, bought the property in Los ...
Anwar Maqsood tests positive for Covid-19
Veteran Pakistani scriptwriter and host Anwar Maqsood has quarantined himself at home after he was tested positive for coronavirus.
The 85-year-old literary figure Anwar Maqsood was tested positive for Covid-19 last week and he has quarantined himself at home.
Anwar was last seen during 13th International Urdu Conference at Arts Council of Pakistan earlier this month. Earlier, there were reports that Anwar Maqsood has requested fans to pray for his health as he undergoes treatment at home.
ACP President Ahmed Shah updated the Loose Talk star’s well-wishers about his health and claimed that he has been advised to rest after undergoing multiple tests.
Maqsood, 85, is a prominent name in Pakistan’s literary and showbiz circles as he wrote multiple hits during the course of his career as a scriptwriter, humorist and talk show host.